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Guv race ad wars: Dems run two new ads blasting Scott

by Dara Kam | September 29th, 2010

The Florida Democratic Party released two new TV ads today, one a hard-hitting attack piece bashing GOP gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott and the other a softer piece promoting opponent Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.

The first ad, titled “Trust,” features clips from television news reports of Scott evading reporters asking questions about the $1.7 billion in fines Scott’s former company Columbia/HCA was forced to pay the federal government for Medicare fraud.

It ends with a reporter asking Scott “The question is how could you have missed such an abuse by your own company?”

Sink contrasts her scandal-free tenure as head of Bank of America’s Florida operations in the second ad, entitled “Integrity,” with Scott’s record as head of the hospital chain he founded.

His company paid $1.7 billion in fines while her bank “made $1.7
billion in loans to small businesses,” she says in the ad.

Scott and the Republican Party of Florida are running a series of ads attacking Sink for her role in the state pension fund losses during the financial meltdown in 2008 and the award of a no-bid contract to a company later merged with her former bank.

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3 Responses to “Guv race ad wars: Dems run two new ads blasting Scott”

  1. Sink Can't Keep My Money In The State Account She Keeps Giving It to Bank of America To Lose Says:

    Sink has give her Bank of America Cronies of which she is a major stockholder 266 million of my retirement money to lose on some apartment deal in NY called Peter Cooper Village and they lost it All!
    How can she run the state of Florida anywhere but in the ground? What is this about her great grandfather being 1/2 of the original siamese twins was he the one with brains or the other one?

  2. Sink Crist and McCollum have lost billions of our dollars Says:

    UPDATE: GOP officials appear to be linking Attorney General Bill McCollum to billions of dollars in losses – to the state pension fund during the 2008 financial meltdown.

    McCollum has steadfastly refused to join other GOP elected officials in their support for Rick Scott, who defeated the attorney general in the August GOP governor’s race primary.

    The Republican Party of Florida paid for a series of ads attacking Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democrat nominee for governor, for her role in the pension fund losses.

    “Under current oversight, the fund has lost billions upon billions – and now Alex Sink is actually running ads on her questionable record overseeing SBA,” RPOF spokesman Dan Conston said in an e-mail in response to a reaction to McCollum’s pointed questioning yesterday to refute recent reports that the State Board of Administration made risky investments that endangered the pension fund.

  3. Bloggy Bayou Says:

    What Would Joe Friday Do? Answer: Arrest “THE Florida Cabal”


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